Plain cotton socks just don’t cut it in the winter; once they get wet, either from sweat or snow, they stay wet. And wet feet lead to cold feet. Wool socks, however, still provide insulation even when wet, guarding against hypothermia. But since we like our clothing to be as fabulous as it is functional, we’re dying for these angora over-the-knee socks that have a touch of lurex. We like the idea of layering them over tights, slouching them below cropped cords, and letting them peek out from our knee-high boots.
A canvas bag should be relatively un-fussy compared to its leather brethren. This tote bag from the Quality Mending Co., a vintage source in NYC, doesn’t need any bells, whistles, or spangles to show its chic side. Saddle-colored leather trim embellishes this tote just enough so it’s both functional and fabulous. You’ll want to coordinate your outfit with it.
We’re reluctant to admit this … but upon seeing this sleeping bag-like down suit, we emitted an audible “Oooh.” Because if fashion didn’t matter at all, we’d be so much happier walking around in one of these for the winter months rather than our peacoats. Because, really, people: peacoats do not keep you warm. And yet we always pretend they do. Bring on the puffy suit! [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
Cashmere is a soft and luxurious fabric you’ll want to wear all year long, but it’s also one of the most expensive. To get the luxe feel of cashmere without the hefty price tag, go for a blend. This cashmere blend boat-neck sweater from Express is so versatile that you can wear it dressed up or down, but the affordable price lets you also pick up some sparkly accessories to go with it.
CAVI is probably a fashion brand that your guy is more familiar with, since it became known for its men’s embellished military shirt that Jay-Z wore in 2004. But now, CAVI is letting you in on its fashion act with its first-ever women’s collection. CAVI had the “prima donna” in mind for the holiday collection, which features the Night Cap Dress (above) and more trendy items like a faux fur vest. The CAVI woman provides the glamorous counterpoint to the more rugged CAVI man. She has more flair, but also a bit of grit in her style, says CAVI creative director Garth Cabral. You can shop the CAVI holiday collection at Macy’s, and check out more photos of the collection after the jump. Keep reading »